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Airship Ventures photo by Randy Hobbs
Both John and Martha King from King Schools join us as guests this episode. These two have flown almost everything that flys. They also provide video and computer-based training to countless pilots.
The week’s aviation news:
- Wife takes over plane when pilot-husband can’t fly
- Millville air show to skip acts such as Blue Angels in the future
- British and French Attack Helicopters Conduct First Attacks in Libya
- Pilots Union Seeks Vote at JetBlue
- Braathens Leasing orders 10 CSeries twinjets for Sweden’s Malmo
In the Australia Desk from Steve Visscher and Grant McHerron, they propose to produce a themed report for AusDesk episode 100. Listeners can submit theme ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to listen to the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu. Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124.
In this week’s Across the Pond segment, Pieter speaks with Steve and Max. Find Pieter on Twitter at @Nascothornet.
- Airship Ventures
- Redbird Flight Simulations, Inc.
- The NTSB’s Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements
- NTSB Faults Pilot, But Unclear About Final Moments Of Stevens Crash
- Richard Heene’s Flying Saucer up for Auction for
Be sure to see Max, Rob, Dan, and David at the Become a Pilot Family Day and Fly-In June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. – 3p.m., at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center next to Dulles International Airport. The Geeks will be joining Milford and Charlie from FlightTime Radio, along with some other aviation podcasters as they broadcast their show live.
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Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at http://www.brotherloverocks.com/.
Just for your information, the link about the Blue Angels and Melville seems to be dead,
Whoops. Bad copy and paste. It should be fixed now. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Spelling mistake “Flies”, interesting POD cast as usual.
Not sure how the Kings, can put an “Old head on young Shoulders”!! Teaching new learners in techincal things, is always a challenge, when they see me after they have left University they always say, “I wish I did more”
Maybe a theme for you Guys could be “Where is Education in Aviation Going”: with the industry or with politics!?
Alex, in Hot and very Humid Zhejiang Provine, China
Are there still Muppets? Why yes, there are! The Muppets actually have a new movie, “The Muppets”, coming out November 23, 2011. You can see a couple previews here: http://disney.go.com/muppets/.
(In addition to being an airplane geek, I am also a Disney geek. (The Muppets are actually a Disney product now.))
Gas Bags: You no doubt heard about the 12 June 14, 2011 Goodyear Blimp crash in Germany and the death of the pilot. A sad but not uncommon tale in lighter than air flight. Blimp flight is not for the weak of heart of those with vertigo.
The Army tested blimps as recce and gun platforms over Bagdad in 2004. They were very successful but even at altitude the crew was vulnerable to ground fire. Now there’s a surprise. The Army still uses tethered unmanned blimps as recce platforms of Iraq and Afghanistan.
One got off the leash a few years back and was chased down by an F-16. After the pilot expended all of his 20mm ammo, with little noticeable effect, he loosed off a couple of AIM -9s. Resulting in… nothing. They punched through w/o detonating. The slowly deflating blimp and its cargo drifted away to the east never to be seen again.